The epic second book in the action-packed and empowering middle-grade superhero series. Perfect for 8+ fans of Percy Jackson, Amari and the Night Brothers and Black Panther.
Power bursts through my body, and I gasp as my hair shoots out like an avenging sword. It slashes a line through the wooden decking of the walkway. With a deafening crack, the wood breaks apart, splintering with the force of the impact.
Having uncovered head teacher Dr Doyinbo’s hidden agenda behind the Academy of the Sun, Onyeka and her friends are on the run.
But they’ve got bigger problems to worry about – they desperately need to find a way to restore Niyi’s Ike superpower and they need to locate Onyeka’s missing parents. When their last safe house is uncovered, Onyeka turns to the only potential allies they have left; the Rogues, a group of rebels that have been trying to expose Dr Doyinbo’s lies for years. Joining forces, will the two groups be able to defeat their shared nemesis, or is there a new danger on the horizon for the Solari?
Praise for Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun:
‘Exhilarating and original, Onyeka is the superhero you’ve been waiting for.’ Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars
‘Brilliant characters, action-packed plot, heartfelt themes of identity, family and friendship. A DAZZLING story about finding your power.’ Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs
‘An incredible story that reinvents the concept of a school for magical kids. So inspiring and creatively original.’ L. D.Lapinski, author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency
‘Fast-paced, action-packed and empowering. Tola Okogwu’s storytelling shines so bright you’ll want the next instalment immediately.’ A. F. Steadman, author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
‘A thrilling, magical page-turner. Children will fall in love with this story.’ Jenny McLachlan, author of The Land of Roar
‘A thrilling, action-packed adventure full of heart.Onyeka is sure to be everyone’s new favourite superhero.’ Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear